The Supreme Court’s decision in Merck v. Albrecht recently published on May 20, 2019 was almost immediately lauded by Merck and defense counsel alike as a “huge win” for pharmaceutical companies.

Such is hardly the case, and in truth, the American consumer is the one who can declare victory.  Faith in our Supremes, where preemption

The US Food and Drug Administration on April 30, 2019 required revised warnings on a host of popular and often used sleep aides warning of a whole host of dangerous risks that have been linked to the drugs.

The drugs, such as Lunesta and Ambien, have been linked to 66 examples of patients who took

The US Food and Drug Administration recently issues their strongest warning, known as the “black box” warning, to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, who manufactures the popular gout medicine, Uloric.

The FDA warning states in part:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded there is an increased risk of death with Uloric (febuxostat) compared to another

FDA Announces Valsartan Recall

In July 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of a number pharmaceutical drugs containing valsartan used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure due to the increased risk of certain cancers associated with NDMA. Not all drugs containing valsartan were named in the recall.

Roughly 5% of the population suffers from a thyroid problem. The thyroid gland is an essential part of the endocrine system and controls many bodily functions, ranging from body temperature to heart rate. The most common diagnosis is hyperthyroidism, where one’s thyroid produces too many hormones. The less-common counter to this is hypothyroidism, where one’s

Mesothelioma has been known for decades to be the signature lethal disease caused by inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers into the lungs.  In fact, it has been well documented in Navy shipyard workers, underground miners, building construction and other such endeavors.  But now, with the discovery of asbestos in talculm powder, the very thing that women

While the opioid crisis has been dominating national headlines for months, denoted as one of the worst public health crises in the US’s history, children born addicted to opiates are hardly discussed. If a woman uses prescription painkillers while their child is in utero, the child has a substantial chance of developing neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie was threatened by the FDA in December, 2017 for not properly handling complaints that its drugs had been the cause of several deaths that had not been reported to the agency. The FDA had conducted an inspection of AbbVie’s main manufacturing plant in Chicago earlier in 2017, where they learned of five

San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals released their first and only drug, Nuplazid, to the market in June of 2016. Coined a “breakthrough therapy” at the time, the medication sought to relieve Parkinson’s disease patients of hallucinations and psychosis. Nuplazid was approved by the FDA through a special expedition process, which required fewer clinical trials. In fact,